Monster Jam returns to Hartford!
Monster Jam® Trucks: Max-D℠ driven by Tom Meents, Crushstation driven by Greg Winchenbach, Storm Damage driven by Tim Mente, Hurricane Force driven by Steven Thompson, Thrasher® driven by Pat Summa, Stinger driven by Zane Rettew, Instigator driven by Paul Breaud, and Backdraft driven by Ty Cornelius!
Feld Motor Sports® is pleased to announce that Monster Jam®, the world’s premier Monster Jam truck series, will return to the XL Center February 7th – 8th. The event will feature popular trucks such Max-D℠ driven by Tom Meents, Crushstation driven by Greg Winchenbach, Storm Damage driven by Tim Mente, Hurricane Force driven by Steven Thompson, Trasher®, driven by Pat Summa, Stinger driven by Zane Rettew, Instigator driven by Paul Breaud and Backdraft driven by Ty Cornelius.
This year, Meents, the sport’s only 11-time World Champion and most successful competitor of the Monster Jam World FinalSM era will be part of the Hartford line-up making it one of the most highly anticipated events of the season. Rarely does a Monster Jam truck driver dominate Monster Jam in the manner that Meents has since his entry into the sport some years ago. First making his name behind the wheel of Monster Patrol when his Monster Jam career began in 1993, Meents continued his success in the late 1990's driving Bulldozer, then obliterated the tracks and his competition over the course of the 2000, 2001 and 2002 Monster Jam seasons in the Goldberg and Team Meents Monster Jam trucks. Week after week he managed to stun crowds while drawing them in with his extraordinary driving abilities and wild freestyle antics. In January of 2003, Meents debuted a new Monster Jam truck, Maximum Destruction® which has now been shortened to Max-D. Still the same body style, Max-D came with an awesome new paint job and Meents still brought the fast races and high flying freestyles that most times earned him his expected high scores at various Monster Jam events.
*The Pit Party that gives fans the opportunity to view the trucks up close and meet the drivers, will take place on Saturday, February 7 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $10, and available at www.XLCenter.com or the XL Center box office.
Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.
*Subject to change without notice.